Happy Sunday everyone! Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Kryssie Fortune, paranormal romance author. Today, she is sharing a yummy recipe (which I am totally making) and giving us a sneak peek of To Mate a Werewolf. I can’t wait to read it and if you love paranormal romance, you have to download it right now. Take it away, Kryssie. 🙂 MRS N
Who knew that werewolves have a sweet tooth? They like their meat rare, preferably on the hoof, but show them a sticky cake and they drool. Ellie Padget, heroine of To Mate a Werewolf has spent the last two years baking for the Lykae army, and she’s given me some of their favorite recipes to share with my friends. Ellie worries the Tundra Tough pack don’t eat enough fruit, so she’d resorted to hiding it in her cakes. Today, she’s given me a recipe for apple cake.
The next three days would seem endless, even with Pamela for company, but it beat heading off into the mundane world and opening a cake shop on her own. She hadn’t come here to shame Joel, whatever he thought. All she could do was to keep her distance and hope nobody saw her inner pain. The only thing she knew for certain was that she’d never let him use her again.
Back in the mundane world, she’d be so alone—a monster who made people wince when they saw her scars. So far no Lykae had made her feel self-conscious or uncomfortable—apart from that loud-mouthed new cook, of course. She loved the Tundra Toughs for their easy acceptance. For the next three days, she’d enjoy the pack’s hospitality, and she’d do it with a smile on her face.
Alexander led his lieutenants back into the room, then stood on the dais and clapped his hands. The band fell silent, and heads swiveled in his direction.
His smile warmed everyone, even Ellie. “These are difficult times, but tonight we’re here to celebrate my son’s engagement to Olivia Deerstalker of the Desert Marauder pack. Come, both of you. I’m sure the Tundra Toughs would like to witness your first kiss.”
French apple cake
1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 8 wedges, and sliced 1/8 inch thick crosswise
1 tablespoon Calvados
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup (5 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup (7 ounces) plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg plus 2 large yolks
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 9-inch springform pan with vegetable oil spray. Place prepared pan on rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Place apple slices into microwave-safe pie plate, cover, and microwave until apples are pliable and slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Toss apple slices with Calvados and lemon juice and let cool for 15 minutes.
2. Whisk 1 cup flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt together in bowl. Whisk egg, oil, milk, and vanilla together in second bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just combined. Transfer 1 cup batter to separate bowl and set aside.
3. Add egg yolks to remaining batter and whisk to combine. Using spatula, gently fold in cooled apples. Transfer batter to prepared pan; using offset spatula, spread batter evenly to pan edges, gently pressing on apples to create even, compact layer, and smooth surface.
4. Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons flour into reserved batter. Pour over batter in pan and spread batter evenly to pan edges and smooth surface. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar evenly over cake.
5. Bake until center of cake is set, toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and top is golden brown, about 1¼ hours. Transfer pan to wire rack; let cool for 5 minutes. Run paring knife around sides of pan and let cool completely, 2 to 3 hours. Dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar, cut into wedges, and serve.
Happy baking. While you’re here, please take a look at my book
To Mate a Werewolf
The scars on Ellie Padget’s cheek are a constant reminder of the times she tried to escape from sexual slavery. Two years ago, Joel—alpha in waiting of the Tundra-Tough pack—led the rescue party that freed her. She’s loved him ever since.
Their relationship finally explodes into steaming sex, but he offers to pay her off. She walks away with her head high and her heart shattered. When she learns of a plot to destroy Joel and his pack, her only option is return to his side and warn him.
Joel has to fight to retain the pack that should be his by right, and no one can leave until the pack has a new alpha. He’s horrified when Ellie turns up on the night he’s to meet the woman he’s agreed to marry but never met. She’s stuck there until he claims his birthright. Finally, he realizes Ellie’s his true mate. Now he has to choose between his arranged marriage, and the one woman he truly loves. Will he choose with his head or his heart?
To Mate a Werewolf is a stand alone story within the Scattered Siblings series.
Thanks to Facebook book group https://www.facebook.com/foodcakesblogger for letting me raid their site for recipes.